SSN401: Economics (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Social Studies
COURSE TITLE: Economics
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 10-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: In this semester course, students will comprehend the fundamental economic concepts, applying the tools of graphing, statistics, and equations from other subject areas to gain an understanding of the operation and institution of economic systems. Studied in a historical context are the basic economic principles of micro and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods. Discussions and analyses of contemporary economic problems and issues underpin the entire course.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided relative to the content standards of the Economics, and use chronological and spatial thinking, historical research, and interpretation to demonstrate intellectual reasoning, reflection and research skills.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of assessments for/of learning in content standards knowledge, economic analysis, assessment of financial program designs, historical research, research based projects on the economic connections in their daily lives and future.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the Economics course of study, students should be able to:
- Understand common economic terms, concepts, and economic reasoning and make connections to their daily lives.
- Analyze the elements of America’s market economy in a global setting and its impact on their community, state, country, or host nation.
- Analyze the influence of the federal government on the American economy.
- Analyze the elements of the US. Labor market in s global setting.
- Analyze the aggregate economic behavior of the U.S. economy
- Analyze issues of international trade and explain how the U.S. economy affects, and is affected by, economic forces beyond the United state’s borders.
- Analyze issues of personal finance and decision making, and apply reliable information to personal financial decisions.